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Home Courts Court of Appeals Law Clerk Applicants
Law Clerk Applicants

Clerkships at the Colorado Court of Appeals are either a one year appointment beginning in September of each year or are longer-term appointments, at the discretion of the hiring judge. 

Each judge hires his, her, or their own law clerks. Please see the information provided below for the details on applying for a clerkship in each Judge's chambers.

Applicants must have completed at least four semesters of law school prior to submitting application materials.

Please address inquiries and applications to the individual Judges at:
Colorado Court of Appeals, 2 East 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203

Chief Judge Judge Gilbert M. Román:  720-625-5325

Judge Román is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Jerry N. Jones:  720-625-5335

Judge Jones hires law clerks for staggered, two-year terms. He prefers to receive applications by June, and holds interviews in the Summer. Please email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (preferably one not edited by someone else), and letters of reference to jerry.jones@judicial.state.co.us. Judge Jones has hired his clerk for the 2024-2026 term.

Judge Terry Fox: 720-625-5245

Judge Fox has two law clerks, who serve staggered two-year terms.  She will accept applications for the 2024-2026 term from Spring 2023 through July 1, 2023.  Applicants must be willing to commit to a two-year clerkship and should be available to start in August or September 2024.  Applications should be sent by email to cassandra.gardner-wong@judicial.state.co.us in combined PDF format, and should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample of unpublished material (one not edited by someone else), transcripts (undergraduate and law school), and three letters of recommendation (only one from a law school professor).  Applications may be submitted with only three semesters of law school grades, but Judge Fox asks that applicants supplement their application with fourth semester grades when they become available.  Interviews will be conducted during the last two weeks of July with an offer extended in late July or early August 2023.  Out-of-state applicants must be available in Denver (at their own expense) for in person interviews.  Judge Fox may also ask the applicant to prepare an original writing sample based upon a fact pattern to be supplied by the judge.

Judge Stephanie Dunn: 720-625-5235

Judge Dunn has hired for the 2024 term and is not currently accepting applications.

Judge Anthony Navarro: 

Judge Navarro is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Elizabeth Harris:  720-625-5330

Judge Harris is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Rebecca R. Freyre: 720-625-5225

Judge Freyre is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships. 

Judge Craig R. Welling: 720-625-5210 

Judge Welling is not currently accepting applications for judicial clerkships.  Judge Welling anticipates that the next judicial clerk vacancy in his chambers will be for a two-year term beginning in August 2025 (i.e., the 2025-2027 term).  Applications for the 2025-2027 term will begin being accepted in late-Spring 2024 (and information regarding the application process and deadlines will be posted as that time draws closer).

Judge Ted C Tow III:  720-625-5205

Judge Tow has hired for the 2024-2026 term and is not currently accepting applications.

Judge Lino S. Lipinsky de Orlov 720-625-5220

Judge Lipinsky has hired for the 2025-2027 term and is not currently accepting applications.  

Judge Matthew D. Grove:  720-625-5305

Judge Grove is currently taking applications for the 2024-2026 clerkship term.  Generally, Judge Grove's applications should  include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) an official or unofficial law school transcript showing class rank; (4) a writing sample of up to fifteen double-spaced pages (which may be a portion of a larger document), preferably not edited by someone else; and (5) three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a current or former supervisor.  Applications may be submitted with only three semesters of law school grades, but Judge Grove asks that applicants supplement with fourth semester grades when they become available. Applications should be submitted to daniel.sparacino@judicial.state.co.us.

Judge Neeti Pawar 720-625-5215

Judge Pawar is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Jaclyn Casey Brown 720-625-5300

Judge Brown is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Sueanna P. Johnson

Judge Johnson hires law clerks for two-year staggered terms.  Longer terms beyond two years may be available at the discretion of the judge and interest of the law clerk.  Applications for the 2024-2026 term are due June 15, 2023, with interviews conducted in late-June/early July 2023 with an offer extended no later than early August 2023 to begin work in August/September 2024.  Applicants should submit electronically the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) an official law school transcript; (4) three letters of recommendation (two which must be from a judge or lawyer with whom the applicant interned or was employed); and (5) a writing sample no more than 10 pages double-spaced (may be part of a larger piece of work and must not be a law review article) that is certified fully written and edited by the applicant.  In the cover letter, applicants are free to address any challenges or experiences they had in getting to or during law school that has made the applicants’ backgrounds unique.  Application materials may be received separately so long as a complete application is submitted by the deadline.  Application should be submitted to Samantha.piszcz@judicial.state.co.us.

Judge Christina F. Gomez

Judge Gomez hires law clerks for two-year staggered terms.  Longer terms beyond two years may be available at the discretion of the judge and interest of the law clerk.   Judge Gomez has hired for the 2024-2026 term.  Applications for the 2025-2027 term will be accepted in Spring 2024, with a deadline of June 1, 2024, and should be emailed to chloe.sovinee-dyroff@judicial.state.co.us and laura.lau@judicial.state.co.us.  Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) undergraduate and law school transcripts; (4) three letters of recommendation (preferably not more than one from a law school professor); and (5) a writing sample (preferably one not edited or reviewed by others, preferably not a law school paper or law review article, and preferably not a portion of a larger piece of writing – there is no page limit, so applicants may simply submit the entire piece of writing).  Application materials may be submitted separately, so long as the entire application is received by the deadline.

Judge David H. Yun  720-625-5345

Judge Yun hires law clerks for two-year terms. He is currently taking applications for the 2025-2027 clerkship term.  Please email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (preferably one not edited by someone else), and letters of reference to david.yun@judicial.state.co.us.

Judge W. Eric Kuhn 

Judge Kuhn is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Timothy Schutz: 720-625-5240

Judge Schutz hires law clerks for two-year staggered terms.  Applications for the 2024-2026 term are due June 30, 2023.  Interviews with be conducted in July 2023, with an offer extended early August 2022 to begin work in the summer of 2024..  Applicants should submit electronically the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) an official law school transcript; (4) two or three letters of recommendation (no more than one from a professor); (5) a statement, not to exceed five pages, addressing any unique challenges you faced in reaching and/or attending law school; and (6) a statement, not to exceed five pages, articulating how you intend to utilize your law degree to move our justice system closer to the highest ideals of America’s founding principles.  Applications should be submitted to wiley.kersh@judicial.state.co.us

Judge Karl L. Schock

Judge Schock is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Katharine E. Lum

Judge Lum is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Pax L. Moultrie

Judge Moultrie is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

Judge Grant T. Sullivan 

Judge Sullivan is not currently taking applications for judicial clerkships.

The Colorado Judicial Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Concerns or questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunities in the Colorado Judicial Department should be sent to:

Steven Vasconcellos
State Court Administrator
1300 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80203

 

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